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Obama wants bigger debt deal - up to $4 trillion

CBS News -
Two Democratic officials familiar with the negotiations over a deal to raise the debt limit said Wednesday that President Obama wants the final deal to be bigger than the $2 trillion deal that has been the focus of negotiations so far.

Facebook says membership has grown to 750 million

USA Today -
PALO ALTO, Calif. - For months, Facebook was uncharacteristically quiet about its membership growth. Whispers among those who closely follow the social-networking giant reached full-throated debate a few weeks ago, ...

British cell phone hacking scandal escalates

Washington Post -
UK companies are pulling ads from the News of the World, a British tabloid caught up in scandal after allegations were made that its employees hacked into the cell phone of murdered schoolgirls and the families of London terror victims.

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New Zealand civil defence cancels tsunami warning

Reuters -
WELLINGTON, July 7 (Reuters) - New Zealand civil defence authorities cancelled a tsunami warning on Thursday but warned of possible stronger than normal ocean currents around the east coast of the country after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck in the ...

Syrian roadmap

The Guardian -
Last week's Guardian coverage of the Syrian roadmap (US pushing for Syrian opposition dialogue with Assad, 1 July) was somewhat bizarre.

Libyan rebels said to advance in west

Los Angeles Times -
Rebel fighters in the Nafusa Mountains say they've driven out Kadafi's forces from Qawalish. Kadafi's regime announces treason charges against rebel leaders.

Historic dust storm sweeps Arizona, turns day to night

Reuters -
Motorists drive along Interstate-10 during a dust storm in Phoenix, Arizona July 5, 2011. Visibility was reduced to zero in some areas as wind gust blew near 40 miles per hour, local media reported on Tuesday.

Obama: Debt-Ceiling Fight Shouldn't Become Constitutional Argument

WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- President Barack Obama sidestepped a question Wednesday on whether the 14th amendment would allow the federal government to issue more debt if Congress refuses to raise the country's ...

US Stocks Rise as Euro Weakens

Bloomberg -
The Standard & Poor's 500 Index advanced 0.1 percent to 1339.22 at 4 pm in New York, its sixth gain in seven days. Photographer: Jin Lee/Bloomberg July 6 (Bloomberg) ...

Landmark US-Mexico trucking agreement resolves 15-year conflict

Christian Science Monitor -
After years of wrangling, US and Mexican officials signed an agreement Wednesday that allows trucks from each nation to travel on the other country's highways - a key provision of NAFTA.

Facebook fires back at Google+ challenge

Computerworld -
Computerworld - A little more than a week after Google unveiled its own social network, Facebook responded today with upgrades to its site, in an attempt to curb growing enthusiasm for the Google+ project.

Germany issues security warning after iOS jailbreak release

A tool that lets people remotely jailbreak their iPhones could be modified to attack iPhones and iPads with malicious PDFs and appears to have prompted Germany's government to issue a security warning to consumers.

Space shuttle Atlantis: Big-screen launch events -- and Facebook tribute

Los Angeles Times -
By Mary Forgione Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger The blastoff of the space shuttle Atlantis, the last launch planned in America's manned shuttle program, is on the bubble.

Data Plans Available From Major Wireless Carriers

ABC News -
By AP Beginning Thursday, Verizon Wireless will no longer offer unlimited data plans to new smartphone customers. With the change, here are the options available from the major wireless carriers: VERIZON WIRELESS: The unlimited data plan that is going ...

Report: Next iPhone 'thinner and lighter' -
Facebook, iPhone, Twitter and Wii. Technology evolves at the speed of light.'s tech reporters and editors look at the gadgets, games and innovations changing our world.

People: James Spader new CEO at 'Office'

San Jose Mercury News -
NBC has announced James Spader will join the cast of "The Office." But he's not replacing Steve Carell as the head of Dunder Mifflin.

Former NY governor Spitzer's CNN show axed

WASHINGTON - US cable television network CNN axed a talk show on Wednesday hosted by Eliot Spitzer, the former New York governor whose promising political career was derailed by a prostitution scandal.

Summary Box: Paramount to Launch Animation Unit

ABC News -
By AP THE DEVELOPMENT: Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom Inc., is creating a division to make its own big-budget animated movies.

Porn King TERMINATES XXX Offer to Casey Anthony -
The general porn-watching public wants "nothing to do" with Casey Anthony ... so says XXX kingpin Steve Hirsch ... who has officially WITHDRAWN his porno offer to the exonerated 25-year-old.

US loses, faces dreaded Brazil -
Lisa Dahlkvist converted a penalty, Nilla Fischer scored on a free kick and Sweden beat the Americans for the first time in World Cup play on Wednesday night, a 2-1 victory that forces the US to play Brazil in the quarterfinals.

Yankees activate Hughes to face Indians

USA Today -
CLEVELAND (AP) - Phil Hughes is back on the mound for the New York Yankees, activated to start against the Cleveland Indians. The 25-year-old right-hander was taken off the 60-day disabled list Wednesday before the Yankees concluded a three-game series ...

Reaction to Pyeongchang's 2018 Winter Olympic win

USA Today -
"I didn't expect a victory in the first round, frankly speaking. I thought there would be at least two rounds. But well done, I mean the best one has won convincingly.

Former Utah Jazz player Armen Gilliam dead at 47

Salt Lake Tribune -
Former Utah Jazz player and UNLV star Armen Gilliam died Tuesday night playing basketball at an LA Fitness gym in Bridgeville, Pa.

Red Sox put LHP Jon Lester on DL with back strain

USA Today -
BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox put left-hander Jon Lester on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a strained muscle in his back.

Top 5 Symptoms of Heart Disease in Women

ABC News -
Heart disease can sneak up on women in ways that standard cardiac tests can miss. (Getty Images) "The most common way women present with heart disease is dead, dead on arrival," Dr.

Sunburn offers clues for pain drug development

HealthNews -
by Reuters Health, Last updated July 06, 2011 LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have found a molecule in the body which controls sensitivity to pain from UVB irradiation, or sunburn, and say it may help them develop new drugs to treat pain in other common ...

Breastfeeding may not stop MS flare-ups: study

Reuters -
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Some studies have suggested that breastfeeding might offer women with multiple sclerosis a way to prevent symptom flare-ups after childbirth.


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